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Elizabeth Man Admits Distributing Child Pornography

September 19, 2017

ELIZABETH, N.J.– An Elizabeth man today admitted he used his home computer to distribute sexually explicit videos and images of children, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.

Thomas J. Leonard, 35, of Elizabeth, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti in Trenton federal court, charging him with one count of distributing child ...

Union County Daughters of Ireland Raise More Than $3,500 with Cranford Bar Crawl

CRANFORD, NJ – Union County’s women of Irish descent are coming together to build relationships, network and raise money for young women of Irish heritage.

Two Clark women, Kate Mooney and Lori Connolly, teamed up last April to start the Union County Daughters of Ireland. They were inspired by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, a group of which Mooney’s father is a proud ...

Kenilworth Student Approached by Stranger asking to Give Her a Ride Home, Police Say

KENILWORTH, NJ – A David Brearley High School student was approached by an unknown man who asked if she wanted a ride home while she was walking home from school last week.

According to Kenilworth police, the driver was a white male with gray hair who was between 30 and 40-years-old. The man approached the student near the Boulevard and Coolidge Drive at approximately 4:30 p.m. on ...

2017 Annual Happy Hour-Assemblywoman Quijano's Back to School Kick-Off

ELIZABETH, NJ-Assemblywoman Annette Quijano is hosting her 2017 Annual Happy Hour Back to School Kick-Off.

The event collects school supplies for the at-risk and homeless children of the Children's Program at Bernice’s Place.  The event will take place on Wednesday, September 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Coalition to House the Homeless, ...

Elizabeth Police Release Surveillance Video in Daring Daylight Robbery

ELIZABETH, N.J. – The armed robbery at a jewelry store at the Mills at Jersey Gardens Mall last week was caught on store surveillance video. Police have released the video of four suspects as they entered the Jewelers on Fifth store with weapons drawn September 5th at around 10 a.m., Elizabeth Police said.

The four suspects escaped through the Burlington Coat Factory store, but not ...

Body Found in Ursino Park

UNION, NJ – Union County Sheriff officers and County Police are investigating the discovery of a body in Ursino Park.

According to police authorities, a dog walker contacted police Tuesday evening upon the discovery of a male body in the park. A county park, Ursino Park borders Union, Elizabeth and Hillside. Ursino Park is located near the intersection of Morris and North ...

Grace Park Stepping Down as Union County Prosecutor; Thomas Isenhour to Take Over Role

ELIZABETH, NJ — Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park is going to work for PSEG after more than four years of public service, she announced Friday. Thomas K. Isenhour, a 33-year veteran of the office who formerly served as first assistant prosecutor under Park, has been appointed to take her place.

“With over three decades of experience prosecuting defendants and ...

An Urban Garden Grows In Elizabeth

Elizabeth, NJ –Take a stroll on Westfield Avenue in Elizabeth and you will come upon an unusual, lush little farm brimming with tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. The garden, with its perfectly arranged beds, is thriving just feet away from the busy four-lane street.

The garden is one of 18 that are funded by the Union County Means Green Community Garden grant program. The garden helps ...

Community Mourns Westfield Teen Killed in House Fire Monday Morning

WESTFIELD, NJ — Jake Tooley, a Wesfield High School class of 2016 graduate, died Monday morning in a fire at his home on Prospect Street, according to a post on the Westfield, NJ Facebook  group* by his brother, Sam Tooley.

To reader our earlier story about the fire, click here.

Jake Tooley had been a member of the WHS golf and cross country teams.

 “My brother was ...

Freeholders Get Earful As Roselle Residents Question Financing For Mind and Body Project

ELIZABETH, NJ - About 20 people raised concerns about the financing for the Roselle Mind and Body Complex during the public comments portion of last night’s Union County Freeholders’ meeting.

The project includes a new school, community center, library and more in the borough.

The opportunity to speak was nixed last week when a freeholders’ special meeting vote regarding ...

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